The Visual Art Immersion program uses the Visual Arts as a language through which students communicate, investigate and express themselves. It combines the VCE VM and VET certificates to create a flexible, innovative curriculum model. Students learn in a vibrant and creative environment that focuses on the individual.
Develop and refine your conceptual skills in drawing, digital imaging and design. Work with a range of materials including painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, jewellery, textiles and fashion. Apply visual arts skills to independent and group projects in the local and broader community. Learn about history, culture and industry. Attend galleries and art industry events. Work with specialists from Melbourne’s creative community.
Visual Arts Immersion VCE VM enables you to:/
Study art and design full-time whilst completing your secondary schooling./
Develop artistic skills in drawing, painting, design and digital platforms./
Work one-on-one with teacher-mentors who help you communicate your ideas and achieve your creative potential./
Develop confidence, identify and use your individual strengths.
The course is structured to maximise creative thinking space and support artwork development. The days are not divided into separate sessions, so students can concentrate fully on their creative research and art making. Literacy and numeracy skills are mostly developed and embedded through practical application to creative projects.
For two days a week, students work on individual design processes, learning to express their ideas and achieve their artistic goals in a studio environment. Teacher mentors work with students to gradually increase their ability to manage their own skill building, time and creative output. With the focused practical days, students have sufficient time to develop their own ideas, experiment with a broad range of art forms and reach their artistic potential. Students attend exhibitions throughout Melbourne, working towards a student group exhibition in a professional gallery space at the end of each year.
For a full day each week, students are guided through technical sessions, designed to improve understanding and application of artistic tools, materials and key artistic concepts. Students learn from professional guest artists and designers in a range of settings. Students undertake at least one collaborative project, working with other students to develop and realise a shared vision. Students can elect into visual arts, design or photography Workshops.
Students learn to apply their creative skills to product design and development. They learn essential business skills such as marketing, costing materials and making a profit. Students learn to apply technology to product development to make professional-grade work, including laser cutting and 3D printing and the application of the Adobe suite. Students sell their products at the college Arts festival Couchfest and learn to maximise the worldwide market available to artists, designers and makers on the Internet.
Upon successful completion of the qualifications, students may choose to pursue further study or work in the arts.
Many Visual Arts Immersion students progress to the NCAT Folio Preparation or NCAT Photography programs. These are one-year programs aimed at building industry-related skills including training in the Adobe Suite, access to specialist elective subjects, drawing and course and careers counseling, enabling students to find out where their abilities can best be directed into a career. Over the past 25 years NCAT Folio Preparation and NCAT Photography have established relationships with all of the major TAFEs and universities.
NCAT Visual Arts Immersion graduates are guaranteed a position in these highly-respected programs, subject to interview.
Direct entry to Swinburne University of Technology